Monthly Council Corner
On the first Sunday of each month, either the Moderator or the Vice Moderator, or both will be at a designated table during coffee hour to answer questions, hear concerns, or discuss subjects of interest to the congregation. These sessions will begin on March 3rd and are open to members and visitors alike. So grab your beverage of choice, a treat from the coffee hour table, and join us!
The Nominating Committee Wants YOU!
Our church’s annual congregational meeting is coming up in April, and at that meeting we will be electing members to fill open positions. To do this, church leadership is forming the annual Nominating Committee. This team will consist of 4-5 people who will help us identify and secure candidates to fill those open spots. This will be a short-term effort: 4 to 6 weeks. No special skills are required – just the willingness to work with the rest of the group to identify candidates and make phone calls. Please consider answering the call to serve on this important team. If you are interested or just want to find out more, please contact either Mary Pat English (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jean Stone (email@example.com).
Pastoral Search Committee
Church leadership will soon be convening a seven-member pastoral search committee whose job it will be to help us find a new settled pastor. This is a very important task in the future of our church. We are asking for volunteers who would like to serve on the committee, with the understanding that final choices will be made by a steering committee from the Council. This team should represent a cross-section of our congregation. A search team made up of men, women, newer members, long-time members, youth, middle agers, and seniors should give us the broadest perspective in selecting the best candidate for our next pastor. This committee will be working for an extended period of time, possibly as long as a year, and those who want to be considered need to be able to devote the time and energy to this very important initiative.
There are a few categories of folks who should not be on the search committee for reasons of distributing the workload and ensuring fresh perspective. Current church leaders including the Moderator, Vice Moderator, church officers, and ministry team leaders are not eligible, nor are the seven individuals who servedon the search committee for Yvette Eber.
Our goal is to have this team in place by April 1. If you are interested in being considered for the Pastoral Search Committee, please contact either Mary Pat English (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jean Stone (email@example.com).